|Art by De Los Rios|
CANAL TV was Argentina's version of TV Guide and featured cover art but two of Argentina's most renowned caricaturists, beginning in 1954 with Abel Ianiro, (who tragically died in 1962 at age 43), then the talented Jorge De Los Rios before the format switched to photo covers.
Here's a sampling of many of their fun, colorful, Al Hirschfeld, (who was creating covers for TV Guide at the time), influenced covers, spanning the years 1954-1966. Many of the American subjects and TV shows are still instantly recognizable while some have faded from memory.
Thanks to Shane Gline's "Cartoon Retro" which ran some of the Ianiro covers on his terrific blog.
|art by Ianiro|
|This article by Abel Ianiro explaining his methods appeared in a popular Argentina magazine in the fifties.|